The 119th running of the Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

It’s his second victory here. He also won the 2013 race just hours before a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line. Desisa returned after the attacks to donate his medal to the city in memory of the victims.

Caroline Rotich (ROW-tish) won the women’s race in an unofficial 2:24:55. It’s the first Boston victory for the 30-year-old Kenyan. She finished fourth here in 2011.

Two years after the bombs killed three and wounded 260 more, the world’s most prestigious marathon took a tentative step back toward normal. (AP)

(Photos by: Brian Fluharty/USA TODAY Sports/Reuter, AP Photo/Elise Amendola, REUTERS/Dominick Reuter, AP Photo/Stephan Savoia,(2), Photo/Elise Amendola)

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